Irish Mountain
Running Association

Dublin Peaks

A long distance traverse over the Dublin Peaks (not the original shorter race)
Saturday 7 October, 2017
Climb (m):
Distance (km):
Event Difficulty:
10 (Extreme) - Extreme, >1,000M ascent or > 30Km
Race Marking:
Route not marked - Route not marked
GPS Allowed:
Entry opens:
2017-09-30 00:00:00
Entry closes:
2017-10-06 18:00:00
Entry limit:
None set
Entry cost:
€7 for seniors, €5 for over 65s and under 18s
Getting There:
Ticknock car park. Gr. O 168242
Organisers Instructions:

All competitors, and particularly those who have not competed this year already, should READ the NEW REGISTRATION GUIDELINES.

We are NO longer accepting MONEY at races.

Kit requirements: Jacket & Official IMRA race number + see note below

Cruagh Summit is located on private land and this route has been altered to avoid this area and also offer some more route choices.


Race starts at entrance to Ticknock Wood. Runners must visit each of the following summits and Bog Road start on the way out and on way back and punch a control card. The route between these points is of the runners choosing. Please take care crossing roads and rivers and do not cross private land. From Glencullen road must stay west of Owendougher River via Crugh Wood and Mountain Meiteal boardwalk

There will be a manned checkpoint at the start of the Old Bog road.

  • Start 168242
  • Fairy Castle 171224
  • Tibradden 148222
  • Southern End of boardwalk 139216
  • Bog Road 130196
  • Kippure 115154
  • Bog Road 130196
  • Boardwalk (S)139216
  • Tibradden 148222
  • Fairy Castle 171224
  • Finish 168242

Time Cut-Off

This race will have a cut-off time. 1.00pm at checkpoint at the start of bog road up to Kippure. This is standard practice in long distance races. This time is generously set at 200% of the winning time. Runners failing to meet this cut-off must check in with the Bog Road checkpoint marshal.

Course runners requiring assistance may make their way back to the Bog Road checkpoint which will be manned until 2.00pm (or 90 minutes after the last runner passes through the Bog Road checkpoint - whichever is the earliest), the marshal will ferry runners back to the start.

Accepting this cut-off time for the Dublin Peaks is a condition of entry. Cut-off times are necessary to

  • Protect the safety of runners
  • To make the decision to call out a search for injured or lost runner more promptly
  • To reduce the time race officials spend in exposed and remote location


A basic kit will be required to be carried, irrespective of weather, and will be checked at start and checkpoint Bog Road, failure to produce the required kit here will lead to disqualification. The kit will comprise of water/wind proof jacket (double top will not suffice), hat, gloves, emergency food (gels, sweets etc) map or copy of route, phone (with the IMRA emergency number saved). There will be a water and feeding station at checkpoint Bog Road and the facility to retire and get a lift back. A phone is a requirement for this race although coverage is very patchy

Split times from 2010 and 2011 races:

2010 Split Times
2011 Split Times Short course available, to Old Bog Road and back Early start available to those eligible (160% or > than winning time)
Prizegiving Location:
At finish

Volunteers (Non-Running)

You need to have done 2 non-running volunteer roles in a calendar year to qualify for end of year prize

Current Volunteers

Volunteers (Running)

Check with race director if they have a need for people volunteering and running. Race directors need a minimum number of people available throughout the race to make the race work so non-running volunteers are preferable. While it can be helpful, volunteering in a volunteer and race capacity does not count towards qualifying for end of year prize

Current Volunteers
HelperBarry DrennanYes